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Dental patients are more informed than ever before, and much of their knowledge about dentistry comes from online sources. This can be a good thing. But at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we recommend, strongly, that you not rely exclusively on the Internet.

Misconceptions about dentistry began circulating long before personal computers became ubiquitous. But for all its virtues, the Internet has accelerated the speed and distance misinformation can travel.

Some of the most common dental myths have to do with the safety of x-rays, the risk of root canals, the facts about fluoride, and the effectiveness of alternative practices such as oil pulling.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we are dedicated to the dental health of each of our patients. People from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI rely on us for complete family and cosmetic dentistry and come to us for services like Invisalign clear braces. Call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Danger Zone! 5 Signs Of Gum Disease

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Here is important news for anyone who cares about their dental health: gum disease is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. There is also evidence that it is associated with heart disease. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park, gum disease is easy to treat if it is caught in the early stages.

What warning signs should you  look for?

  1. Gums that bleed often
  2. Gums that appear tender, swollen, or very red, or gums that have visible pus in between them when they are pushed
  3. Your bite changes or your teeth suddenly don’t seem to fit together
  4. Gums that are loosening from the teeth
  5. A bad taste in the mouth or chronic bad breath

Even if you aren’t seeing any of these symptoms, keep brushing and flossing your teeth on a regular basis. We recommend twice each day along with regular dental check-ups in our office. It’s the best way to maintain dental health and prevent gum disease.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park gum disease is a treatable condition. We’ve treated people from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI, who also come to our practice for cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign clear braces. Please call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Get Those Teeth In Shape!

Regular exercise is essential to good health. When you’re physically fit then you look better, and more important, you feel better! And as we remind our patients here at Stewart & Hull General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Comstock Park, that goes for keeping your teeth in good shape, too!

If your eyes are the window to your soul, then your mouth may well be the window to your overall health. Research has shown there is a clear link between your dental health and your general health. It is safe to say that good dental health is necessary to your physical well-being throughout your life.

Here’s just one example: bacteria that starts in the mouth can cause infection in other parts of the body, especially if your immune system has been weakened by illness.

When you take good care of your teeth, you’re doing more for your well-being than you may ever have realized. So brush and floss every day, without fail, and see us for regular cleanings and checkups.

At Stewart & Hull General and Cosmetic Dentistry in Comstock Park we want you take keep yourself in shape with plenty of exercise. But never underestimate the importance of good dental health! People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our office for family and cosmetic dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Let’s Make a Plan

If you’re like most of us, you’d like to have the best smile possible. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want to help! Cosmetic dentistry can make a huge difference, but a great smile comes down to exploring your options and making a plan.

How can cosmetic dentistry help? Cosmetic dentistry is all about using sound dental techniques to make positive changes to your teeth and smile. The most popular techniques include:

  • Teeth whitening. Sure, there are plenty of whitening products available at any grocery store. None of them can match the power of professional whitening.
  • Porcelain veneers. Veneers are thin shells of medical-grade ceramic that we attach to the fronts of your teeth. They’ll cover chips, cracks, gaps, and other imperfections. The difference is startling!
  • Dental Implants. Implants are the ultimate improvement and should be on the plan of anyone missing one or more teeth. One or more titanium posts inserted in your jaw can support a single replacement tooth, a dental bridge, and even dentures.

One of the best things you can do for your smile is to brush and floss your teeth twice a day! Excellent homecare will help keep your teeth and gums clean and healthy and it will shine through every time you smile.

And don’t forget regular checkups at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park! That is a sure-fire way to maintain excellent dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for cosmetic and family dentistry, Invisalign clear braces, and much more. Call us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

Dental Sealants Q & A

Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry Sealants Prevent Cavities For Comstock Park KidsMost people know that regular brushing and flossing are essential for optimal oral health. However, the bristles of your toothbrush can’t reach into every small groove and depression in your teeth, especially the really bumpy back teeth. That’s where dental sealants from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park can be invaluable.

  1. What are dental sealants?
  2. Dental sealants are barriers applied to the biting surfaces of teeth. They help prevent cavities by filling in the grooves and fissures where food particles are particularly difficult to remove.
  3. Which teeth can benefit the most from sealants?
  4. Sealants are most commonly applied to the first and second molars because they are at the highest risk for decay.
  5. When should sealants be applied?
  6. The best time is early – while the teeth are cavity-free. It is best to seek advice from a dental professional.
  7.  Are sealants just for kids?
  8. Not necessarily. Ask us about whether sealants could benefit you.
  9. Is brushing and flossing still necessary for the teeth with sealants?
  10. Yes. Dental sealants are not a substitute for daily oral care. They should be considered a supplement to brushing and flossing.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer complete family dentistry services. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Comstock Park, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI   come to our office to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry and Invisalign clear braces. Call for an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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If My Gums Bleed, Should I Stop Flossing?

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If your gums bleed when you floss your teeth, should you drop flossing from your dental health routine? We’re asked about this from time to time at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park.

Our answer is short and sweet: “No!”

Bleeding is probably a sign that you need to clean your teeth and gums more thoroughly—not leave them alone. It is all but impossible to clean effectively between teeth without using floss or an interdental brush.

If you have never made flossing a habit, your gums might bleed the first few times you do it. The bleeding may be due to gum inflammation, the beginnings of gum disease. Gum disease is extremely common, and is a leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Healthy teeth and gums are essential for good dental health.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want all our patients to brush and floss twice a day and see us for regular checkups. We treat gum disease, and offer a wide range of family and cosmetic dentistry procedures. Please call to schedule an appointment with us today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Hi, Comstock Park!

At Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park we are committed to providing the best possible dental care for our patients. We want each one to be well-informed about their dental health and the services we provide.

We view ourselves as your first line of defense against dental issues. When you come in for your checkup, you can count on several things.

  • Teeth cleaning. One of our hygienists will clean your teeth with special tools, and make an initial inspection before the dentist comes in to do a thorough examination. The hygienist can also review your brushing and flossing, and answer any questions you may have.
  • A thorough evaluation of your teeth and gums with the doctor.
  • X-rays.  X-rays are the best way to identify any abnormalities in the teeth, gums and bone.

We may also perform any minor procedures, such as filling a cavity. It may require a follow-up appointment. Like most issues, the sooner a cavity is discovered and filled, the better.

A cleaning and checkup at Stewart and Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park is the best way to stay on top of your dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI trust us with their smiles. Our services include general, implant, and cosmetic dentistry, including Invisalign clear braces. Please call to schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth

Three Great Reasons to Floss Your Teeth by Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry

Flossing your teeth is just as important as brushing them, which is why we always remind our patients to floss at Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park. We’re using this short blog post to review the best reasons to floss.

  • Flossing and gum disease. Since dental floss gets into areas your toothbrush cannot reach, it is an important part of preventing gum disease. Just as filmy plaque forms on the surfaces of teeth, it gets between them, too. It hardens into tarter, and in time can result in gum disease. By removing it daily with dental floss, you go a long way toward heading off gum disease.
  • Flossing and systemic diseases. Your dental health is linked to your overall health, and flossing plays an important role. It has a positive impact on such potentially deadly diseases as diabetes, respiratory diseases, and heart disease.
  • Flossing and bad breath. This may seem like small potatoes compared to the above, but bad breath afflicts a lot of people. Brushing your teeth isn’t enough to eliminate it. Flossing will get the gunk that builds up between your teeth and contributes to bad breath.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we recommend flossing your teeth at least once every day, and brushing at least twice. Flossing before bedtime is best. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to our practice to maintain good dental health with general and restorative dentistry, and to improve their smiles with cosmetic dentistry. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

 

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A Noteworthy Dental Experience

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park, we make each appointment a noteworthy experience with our attention to detail, and committment to each patient’s dental health.

Good dental health means having healthy teeth and gums. Maintaining it is something that you have to work at every day. It can be a real balancing act: using the right oral care products, your personal oral care habits, and regular checkups.

Your dental health strategy should include:

  • Daily brushing and flossing. You should brush and floss twice a day. Just before bedtime is especially important, because it cleans out the germs and plaque that build up during the course of the day.
  • Proper brushing. It’s important not only to brush, but to brush properly. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush in a gentle, circular motion along the gum line. Take your time; a minimum of two minutes is recommended. Don’t forget to brush your tongue!
  • Using fluoridated toothpaste. There is a myriad of choices when it comes to toothpaste. Whether you prefer mint flavored or bubble gum, fluoride is the most important consideration. It is your best defense against cavities.
  • Limiting sugary and acidic foods. Acidic fruits, teas, and coffee contributes to enamel erosion. Sugar converts into acid when it’s in your mouth. You don’t have to avoid these foods entirely, but choose carefully and minimize.
  • Seeing us twice a year. You saw this one coming, right? Your daily dental health care habits are essential, but so is the attention and care of a dentist. A professional teeth cleaning alone is worth the trip, but we can also identify issues before they become serious, and treat them.

At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic and General Dentistry in Comstock Park we want every checkup to be a noteworthy experience, and for all our patients to enjoy excellent dental health. People from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford, MI come to us for family dentistry, clear braces from Invisalign, and much more. Schedule your next checkup today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

Into The Thick Of It, The Skinny On Toothpaste

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At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we urge all of our patients to brush and floss their teeth at least twice a day. This very good habit is the single most important thing you can do to maintain your dental health.

What kind of toothpaste should you use? There is no one-size-fits-all product on the market.  There’s a huge selection of toothpastes in any grocery store. You want to make the best choice for your teeth, but it isn’t always easy to make up your mind.

Different types of toothpastes have specific active ingredients that make them work. Fluoride is by far the most important thing to look for. But there are many other ingredients; what follows is a rundown of the more common ones.

  • Detergents. Sodium lauryl sulfate is nearly ubiquitous, not only in toothpaste, but in other personal care products like shampoo. Sometimes it’s called Sodium laureth sulfate or sodium lauryl ether sulfate. It’s the stuff that makes products foamy. Some people are sensitive to it, and some consumer advocacy groups say it can be hazardous. There are toothpastes that don’t have it.
  • Whiteners. The most common toothpaste whitener is hydrogen peroxide, but there are others, like polyphosphates. While they do a modest job whitening teeth, many experts agree that the whitening agents aren’t strong enough, or in contact with the teeth long enough, to do a really good job and can be abrasive. To get really white teeth, try professional whitening from Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry.
  • Desensitizers. Some people’s teeth are more sensitive to hot and cold foods than others. And some are more tactile-sensitive. Used on a regular basis, desensitizing toothpastes can be very effective, but it’s a good idea to get a dentist’s recommendation first.
  • Plaque fighters. A toothpaste ingredient called triclosan is believed to fight plaque and gum inflammation. While it seemed promising at first, more recent studies indicate triclosan may contribute to antibiotic resistance, disrupt hormones and the immune system and can be abrasive.

Always read the label, and make sure the toothpaste you’re considering has the American Dental Association seal. If you see it, it means the ADA considers it safe and effective. Whatever you choose, brush and floss twice each day!

Feel free to ask us for a recommendation, and what might be best for your particular set of teeth. At Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry in Comstock Park we offer complete general and family dentistry. Patients from Ada, Belmont, Grand Rapids, Sparta, Walker and Rockford MI also come to us for Invisalign clear braces and dental implants. Schedule an appointment today!

Contact Stewart & Hull Aesthetic & General Dentistry:

616-784-2377

Location (Tap to open in Google Maps):


769 York Creek Dr NW
Comstock Park, Michigan
49321

 

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